Karve Institute of Social Service

50 yrs of Excellence


International Conference

Social Work Education in the Contemporary World: Issues and Challenges 14th to 16th January 2013, Pune, India

Conference Announcement

On the occasion of its Golden Jubilee Year, Karve Institute of Social Service invites you to the International Conference on “Social Work Education in Contemporary World: Issues and Challenges’ on 14th, 15th and 16th January 2013, at Pune, India.

The conference will be a platform for social work educators, practitioners and scholars from social work as well as other disciplines to exchange experiences, thoughts and developments in social work education and practice. These would contribute towards strengthening the inter-disciplinary base and making social work education more relevant and meaningful for the future. There has been a spread of social work education the world over during the past few decades. Each country has developed its own pedagogy and curriculum focus so as to meet the prevailing ideological trends and intervention needs in their own region. The notion of international social work is also increasingly finding global acceptance. The conference seeks to bring together educators and practitioners committed to furthering the relevance of social work education for mutual exchanges and to initiate a global debate. This would help to expand our understanding about contemporary developments in social work education, enrich our outlook and help us carry back ideas for the changes we can bring into professional training in our own institutions or in collaboration with each other.

Affiliated to University of Pune, the Institute offers academic programmes leading towards Masters, M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in social work The Institute, since its inception is striving to provide service to society and impart training to aspiring professionals and a variety of functionaries working with people from all walks of life. The institution has been recently accredited with an ‘A’ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council set up by the University Grants Commission, India. The mission of this institute is to strive for excellence in social work education, training and research by upholding social work values and the nobility of the profession. The Institute also offers Post Graduate Diploma in Governance and Management of NGOs. The Late B.D. Karve Research and Consultancy Cell works under the aegis of Karve Institute and undertakes research, consultancy and capacity building assignments in the field of social development.
(visit www.karve-institute.org for more details about the Institute)

Conference Themes

The International conference on ‘Social Work Education in the Contemporary World: Issues and Challenges’ will address the following themes

  1. Social Work Education and Global Social Work
  2. Interdisciplinary Nature of Social Work Practice and Education
  3. Indigenous Social Work
  4. Social Work Education and Practice in relation to Marginalized Groups
  5. Theoretical Perspectives of Social Work
  6. Research in Social Sciences and Social Work

Download: Conference Themes

International Conference Programme Schedule

International Conference Programme Schedule


The registration form can be downloaded and sent by e-mail.
The registration fee includes:

  1. Admission to the conference and all plenary and thematic sessions
  2. Lunch, dinner, tea, coffee during the entire period of the conference as indicated in the programme schedule. Accommodation facility will be made available for the outstation participants on twin sharing basis for the participants registering before 30th November 2012. ( accommodation facility will be as per details indicated in the registration fees)
  3. Conference material

Download: Registration Form

Download: Registration Process

Call for Abstracts

The last date of the acceptance of abstract was 30th August 2012 and we have now stopped accepting the abstracts.

Conference Venue

Conference will be held at Management Development Centre (MDC), Yashwantrao Chavan Academy for Development Administration (YASHADA), Pune.

Address: Yashwantrao Chavan Academy for Development Administration, Baner Road, Pune, 411007, Maharashtra Pune. You may visit http://www.yashada.org for detailed information

Organizing Committee


Ms. Sharmila Sahdeo , Assistant Professor, Karve Institute of Social Service
Email: ssahadeo@karve-institute.org
Mobile: +919421019696

Ms Anjali Maydeo, Associate Professor, Karve Institute of Social Service
Email: amaydeo@karve-institute.org
Mobile: +919960365889

Committee Member:

Ms Geeta Rao , Assistant Professor, Karve Institute of Social Service
Email: geetaarao@yahoo.com
Mobile: +919850000297
Ms Vandana Apte , The Coordinator
Email: internationalconference@karve-institute.org
Mobile: +9890990400

For all correspondence contact us at:

The Convener
International Conference on ‘‘Social Work Education in the Contemporary World: Issues and Challenges’
Karve Institute of Social Service
18, Hill Side, Karve Nagar,
Pune, 411052
Email: internationalconference@karve-institute.org
Phone: +91-20-65007565 +91-02- 65007556


Institute will be happy to extend the accommodation facility within the registration fees strictly on the twin sharing basis for the period of three days. This facility will be provided for the Participants who register on or before 30th November 2012 as per the category of their registration, either at the conference venue (Management Development Centre, Yashwantrao Chavan Development Academy) or at the student’s hostel facility. After 30th November 2012, organizers cannot assure the accommodation facility and participants may have to make their own bookings for accommodation. The organizing committee can extend support to make the booking on request subject to receipt of advance payment.

The information of the hotels in Pune is available at http://www.punehotels.org

Download: List of the Hotels

Pune: The Host City

Download: Pune :The Host City